The clocks have changed, the days grow shorter.
This is my favorite time to ride. This year, I was lucky enough to accomplish a "riding goal" that I had only dreamed about. With the help and generosity of two fellow horse fanatic friends, the three of us embarked upon a horse back adventure to Acadia National Park, in Maine. Our horses stayed at Wildwood Stables, which is inside the park.
We could have camped with them, but decided to stay in our own little cottage, about ten minutes away.
We took with us a young, beautiful Morgan who is all of age six, and a big, beautiful warm blood who is an accomplished dressage horse in the show ring with loads of ribbons, awards, and all around life experience. It was a good match. He provided some nice reassurance I think for our young Morgan mare.
There were also the carriage horses which were mostly Percheron.
We had beautiful weather. We got to go for a few canters down the long trails. We all made it home safely, and we were EXHAUSTED by the end of it. So. Much. Fun.